How Adam Sud Overcame an Adderall Addiction, Lost 200 Pounds, and Learned to Love Himself


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Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have some sort of addiction. The sale of prescription drugs has increased by over 300 percent since 1999. Almost three out of four overdoses are caused by prescription drugs which are more than heroin and cocaine overdoses combined. What's worse is that these drugs can be easier to obtain than the aforementioned illegal drugs. 6.8 million people who struggle with addiction also struggle with some sort of mental illness. Adam Sud, our guest today, had weighed over 320 pounds and was severely addicted to drugs and fast food. He was also afflicted with Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, and suicidal depression. His downward spiral culminated with an overdose as a result of a suicide attempt while he was alone in his filthy hoarder-like apartment. He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he began the journey that led to a remarkable recovery not only in reversing his chronic diseases and losing nearly 200 pounds but living a happy and healthy life of purpose. Now he is helping others discover how to find joy in owning their health and their well-being, and in developing self-love. Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Just a warning. In this episode, we discuss topics such as addiction and suicide which can be triggering to some. If you or someone you know struggle with these conditions. There are many organizations online that provide assistance and can help “Food for me became affirmations of sobriety in recovery.”   Adam Sud     If you like this episode Screenshot it Post it on your Instagram Story or Twitter.  Tag Nimai, Bianca, and Generation V! What do you want to hear from the Generation V Podcast? Tell us here!   Timestamps: 13:30 - What is the main difference between Ritalin and Adderall? How did they affect Adam and do they work? 17:30 - Adam talks about how he got addicted to Adderall. What were its effects on him and how did he feel? 24:30 - How did Adam’s parents react back then? How did they help him? 30:00 - Adam talks about his attempted suicide. What was he thinking back then? 35:00 - What happened with Adam’s attempt at recovery? 37:00 - How did Adam start adopting a plant based diet? What were the difficulties that he encountered? 42:30 - What was Adam’s big WHY which helped him through his recovery? 50:00 - Why did Adam break down his goals to seven days each and how did it work for him? 60:00 - Adam tells us about what helped him recover and his advice to people who are also on the road to recovery   Resources: Dick Beardsley   Connect with Adam Sud: Facebook Instagram Connect with Nimai: Facebook Instagram Youtube Discount Code: Nimai10